What happened on June 19? There are more than 269 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 19

June 19 In HistoryJune 19 is the 171st day of the year 2020. There are 195 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 25th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Pawnee, Texas 78145 sunrise occured at 06:34 AM and sunset occured at 08:32 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 238 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 19

  • 1179
    The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1269
    King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
  • 1306
    The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
  • 1586
    English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.
  • 1770
    Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
  • 1816
    Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821
    Decisive defeat of the Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).
  • 1846
    The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
  • 1850
    Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
  • 1862
    The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
  • 1865
    Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1870
    After all of the Southern States are formally readmitted to the United States, the Confederate States of America ceases to exist.
  • 1875
    The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.
  • 1910
    The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1913
    Natives’ Land Act in South Africa implemented.
  • 1934
    The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 1944
    World War II: First day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea.
  • 1953
    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1961
    Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
  • 1966
    Shiv Sena a political party in India is founded in Mumbai.
  • 1970
    The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • 1978
    Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
  • 1982
    In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
  • 1982
    The body of God’s Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
  • 1985
    Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
  • 1987
    Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
  • 1990
    The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
  • 1991
    The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.
  • 2009
    Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
  • 2009
    War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Who Were Born On June 19?

  • 1301
    Prince Morikuni, Japanese shōgun (d. 1333)
  • 1566
    King James I of England and VI of Scotland (d. 1625)
  • 1595
    Guru Hargobind, Indian religious figure (d. 1644)
  • 1606
    James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
  • 1623
    Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1662)
  • 1633
    Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Protestant theologian (d. 1712)
  • 1717
    Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)
  • 1764
    José Gervasio Artigas, father of Uruguay (d. 1850)
  • 1771
    Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)
  • 1792
    Gustav Schwab, German author (d. 1850)
  • 1795
    James Braid, Scottish surgeon and pioneer of Hypnotherapy (d.1860)
  • 1815
    Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)
  • 1816
    William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1834
    Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)
  • 1846
    Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • 1850
    David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1851
    Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1854
    Alfredo Catalani, Italian musician (d. 1893)
  • 1858
    Sam Walter Foss, American librarian and poet (d. 1911)
  • 1861
    Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, British World War I military figure (d. 1928)
  • 1861
    José Rizal, Filipino polymath and national hero (d. 1896)
  • 1865
    Dame May Whitty, English entertainer (d. 1948)
  • 1872
    Theodore Payne, English horticulturist (d. 1963)
  • 1874
    Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1877
    Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1884
    Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor (d. 1986)
  • 1897
    Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1897
    Moe Howard, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1898
    James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1900
    Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (d. 1986)
  • 1902
    Guy Lombardo, Canadian bandleader (d. 1977)
  • 1903
    Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1903
    Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1903
    Wally Hammond, English cricketer (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1906
    Sir Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • 1907
    Clarence Wiseman, 10th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • 1909
    Midori Naka, Japanese actress (d. 1945)
  • 1909
    Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)
  • 1910
    Abe Fortas, American jurist (d. 1982)
  • 1910
    Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1912
    Don Gutteridge, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1912
    Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1914
    Alan Cranston, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1914
    Anthony of Sourozh, Swiss-born British religious figure (d. 2003)
  • 1914
    Lester Flatt, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1915
    Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1915
    Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917
    Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabweian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1919
    Pauline Kael, American movie critic (d. 2001)
  • 1921
    Louis Jourdan, French actor
  • 1922
    Aage Bohr, Danish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Fritz Schollmeyer, German football manager
  • 1924
    Leo Nomellini, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 1925
    Charlie Drake, British actor, writer and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)
  • 1928
    Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1929
    Thelma Barlow, English actress
  • 1930
    François Abadie, French politician (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Gena Rowlands, American actress
  • 1932
    Marisa Pavan, Italian-born actress
  • 1932
    Pier Angeli, Italian-born American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1933
    Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1936
    Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • 1936
    Shirley Goodman, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    Tommy DeVito, American musician and singer
  • 1938
    Ian Smith, Australian actor
  • 1938
    Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1939
    Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1939
    Bernd Hoss, German football manager
  • 1940
    Shirley Muldowney, American drag racer
  • 1941
    Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1941
    Václav Klaus, Czech politician and President
  • 1942
    Elaine McFarlane, American singer
  • 1942
    Jos Brink, Dutch actor (d. 2007)
  • 1942
    Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Chico Buarque, Brazilian musician
  • 1945
    Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician
  • 1946
    Jimmy Greenhoff, English footballer
  • 1947
    John Ralston Saul, Canadian author
  • 1947
    Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • 1947
    Salman Rushdie, Indian author
  • 1948
    Nick Drake, English musician (d. 1974)
  • 1948
    Phylicia Rashad, American actress
  • 1950
    Ann Wilson, American musician
  • 1951
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1951
    Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1951
    Patty Larkin, Boston-based singer-songwriter
  • 1952
    Robert Ainsworth, British politician
  • 1953
    Hilary Jones, English TV doctor
  • 1953
    Larry Dunn, American musician
  • 1954
    Kathleen Turner, American actress
  • 1956
    Doug Stone, American singer
  • 1957
    Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • 1958
    Meredith Brooks, American singer/songwriter
  • 1958
    Sergei Makarov, Russian hockey player
  • 1959
    Christian Wulff, President of Germany
  • 1959
    Mark DeBarge, American singer, songwriter and trumpeter
  • 1960
    Luke Morley, British guitarist
  • 1961
    Frank Mischke, German footballer
  • 1962
    Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1962
    Paula Abdul, American singer and choreographer
  • 1963
    Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • 1964
    Bill Barretta, American actor and puppeteer
  • 1964
    Boris Johnson, British politician
  • 1964
    Brian Vander Ark, American musician
  • 1964
    Laura Ingraham, American radio host and political commentator
  • 1965
    Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • 1965
    Sadie Frost, English actress
  • 1966
    Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1966
    Michalis Romanidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1967
    Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
  • 1967
    Mia Sara, American actress
  • 1968
    Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
  • 1969
    Lara Spencer, American TV personality
  • 1969
    Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • 1970
    Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • 1970
    Brian Welch, American guitarist (Korn)
  • 1970
    Quincy Watts, American athlete
  • 1970
    Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1972
    Brian McBride, American soccer player
  • 1972
    Dennis Lyxzén, Swedish musician
  • 1972
    Eric Sheffer Stevens, American actor
  • 1972
    Robin Tunney, American actress
  • 1973
    Jahine Arnold, American football player
  • 1973
    Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973
    Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
  • 1974
    Bumper Robinson, American actor and voice artist
  • 1974
    Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Anthony Parker, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Geoff Ramsey, voice of Grif from Red vs Blue
  • 1975
    Hugh Dancy, English actor
  • 1975
    Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
  • 1976
    Abdoul Thiam, German footballer
  • 1976
    Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • 1976
    Patrick Surtain, American football player
  • 1976
    Ryan Hurst, American actor
  • 1977
    Peter Warrick, American football player
  • 1977
    Rebecca Loos, Dutch model
  • 1977
    Veronika Vařeková, Czech supermodel
  • 1978
    Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • 1978
    Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1978
    Mía Maestro, Argentine actress
  • 1978
    Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • 1978
    Zoe Saldana, American actress
  • 1979
    John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1979
    José Kléberson, Brazilian football player
  • 1979
    Moonika Aava, Estonian javelin thrower
  • 1979
    Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • 1980
    Adel Abdulaziz, Emirati football player
  • 1980
    Dan Ellis, Canadian hockey player
  • 1980
    Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress
  • 1980
    Milka Loff Fernandes, German actress
  • 1980
    Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1980
    Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer
  • 1981
    Moss Burmester, New Zealand swimmer
  • 1981
    Quintin Geldenhuys, South African-born Italian rugby player
  • 1982
    Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • 1982
    Chris Vermeulen, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1982
    David Pollack, American football player
  • 1982
    Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
  • 1982
    May Andersen, Danish supermodel
  • 1982
    Michael Yarmush, American actor
  • 1982
    Trevor Hamilton, Northern Irish murderer
  • 1983
    Mark Selby, British snooker player
  • 1984
    Paul Dano, American actor
  • 1985
    Jason Capizzi, American football player
  • 1985
    José Ernesto Sosa, Argentine footballer
  • 1986
    Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast
  • 1986
    Dimitris Sialmas, Greek footballer
  • 1986
    Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Rashard Mendenhall, American football player

Who Died On June 19?

  • 1027
    Romuald, Italian saint (b. 951)
  • 1205
    Roman the Great, Rus’ prince (b. 1151)
  • 1282
    Eleanor de Montfort, wife of Llywelyn the Last (b. 1252)
  • 1312
    Piers Gaveston, British nobleman (b. c. 1284)
  • 1542
    Leo Jud, Swiss reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1545
    Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • 1584
    François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
  • 1608
    Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1650
    Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (b. 1593)
  • 1747
    Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer (b. 1669)
  • 1762
    Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (b. 1702)
  • 1768
    Benjamin Tasker, Sr., American colonial governor (b. 1690)
  • 1786
    Nathanael Greene, American military commander (b. 1742)
  • 1787
    Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette (b. 1786)
  • 1805
    Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
  • 1820
    Joseph Banks, English naturalist and botanist (b. 1743)
  • 1844
    Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • 1867
    Maximilian I of Mexico (b. 1832)
  • 1902
    Albert, King of Saxony (b. 1828)
  • 1903
    Herbert Vaughan, Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1832)
  • 1921
    Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet (b. 1888)
  • 1922
    Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (b. 1874)
  • 1932
    Sol Plaatje, South African intellectual, writer and activist (b. 1876)
  • 1937
    J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (b. 1860)
  • 1939
    Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)
  • 1949
    Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
  • 1951
    Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • 1952
    Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1953
    Ethel Rosenberg, American convicted spy (b. 1915)
  • 1953
    Julius Rosenberg, American convicted spy (b. 1918)
  • 1956
    Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1966
    Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886)
  • 1968
    James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • 1975
    Sam Giancana, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1977
    Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
  • 1977
    Lady Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (b. 1889)
  • 1979
    Paul Popenoe, American founder of marriage counseling and scholar of eugenics (b. 1888)
  • 1984
    Lee Krasner, American painter (b. 1908)
  • 1986
    Coluche, French comedian (b. 1944)
  • 1986
    Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)
  • 1987
    Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 1988
    Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
  • 1988
    Gladys Spellman, American politician (b. 1918)
  • 1991
    Jean Arthur, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1993
    Sir William Golding, English writer; Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Peter Townsend, British military officer (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    G. David Schine, American businessman (b. 1927)
  • 1997
    Bobby Helms, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1997
    Olga Georges-Picot, French actress (b. 1944)
  • 2001
    John Heyer, Australian documentarian (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Steve Broadie, American voice actor
  • 2003
    Laura Sadler, English actress (b. 1980)
  • 2007
    Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • 2007
    Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • 2007
    Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2008
    Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2008
    Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • 2010
    Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2011
    Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)

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